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Bonding with Biracial Grandchildren

February 13, 2018

In many ways bonding with biracial grandchildren is no different from bonding with grandchildren that are of the same race as you are.The most important thing is to love and accept them for who they are, not in spite of who they are. My three biracial granddaughters mean everything to me. To create a closeness […]

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Divorce how it Affects Grandparents

February 12, 2018

A divorce is hard on everyone involved not just the ex husband and wife. Their children, and even their parents, also have to deal with the pain and suffering. Although not every mother & father in law feels the divorce the same way, some are relieved, sad, happy or even depressed about the upcoming divorce. […]

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Problems Faced by Single Grandparents Raising their Grandchildren

February 12, 2018

Most people want to be a good parent, but the truth is, wanting to be a good parent and being capable of being a good parent are two different things. Parenting is even more difficult in the single-family household. It is hard enough to be a single parent, but when one is a single grandparent […]

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Is it asking too much to Expect a thank you from a 8 10 Year old Grandchild

February 12, 2018

By the time a child has reached the age of 8 years of age he or she should have learned the art of being grateful. Unless a child is mentally incapable of understanding certain concepts a child between the ages of 8-10 should be capable of expressing these feelings. Around the age of 8 or […]

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Why Grandparents Raising Grandchildren are Heroic

February 12, 2018

When grandparents become the parental figures in their grandchildren’s lives, by taking over the responsibility of raising them, they could potentially be looked upon by others of their generation as heroes. Indeed, revisiting the responsibility of parenting, and all that it entails, when you thought you were finished with that phase of life is a […]

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Divorce how it Affects Grandparents

February 12, 2018

As emotionally difficult as divorce is on the principle parties, it can be equally devastating to the grandparents on both sides. Divorce is a heartbreak for grandparents on so many levels. Not only do they feel the pain their own child is suffering, but they fear the ramifications of the divorce on their relationships with […]

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Grandparents and Divorce Grandchildren Cushion in Life Custody

February 12, 2018

Without a doubt, all loving, caring grandparents are going to be affected by their grown child’s divorce. Divorce, no matter how aimiable, is disruptive to grandparents and grandchildren alike. Both their worlds, as they knew them, warm and loving, are now fraught with many new questions and possible fears. Will the grandchildren have to move […]

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When Grandparents Babysit their Grandkids

February 12, 2018

One of the challenges we get to face when we visit our daughter’s is putting our three grandchildren to bed at night.  The girls are 7 and 5, and the boy is 1 1/2.  Tonight, our daughter and son-in-law went out to dinner, so our daughter asked us to babysit.  Funny how that works.  She […]

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What do your Adopted Grandchildren Call you

February 11, 2018

Many different circumstances could factor into what adopted grandchildren will call their grandparents. Sometimes you can choose a name for yourself, and other times you acquire a name by default. If there is another set of grandparents in the family, or a set of great-grandparents, that can influence what all of you are called. In […]

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Grandparenting Legacy Legend Joy Family Heritage

February 11, 2018

Grand parenting came into existence the first time that children had children. It is aptly named because it can be the most grand part of parenting. I did not know that was true until my grandchildren came into the picture. It didn’t take me long to realize I liked it much better than I did parenting!  […]

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